Nissan has marked the production of the 500,000th Leaf, the world’s first mass-market 100 per cent electric car. The milestone was achieved at Nissan’s plant in Sunderland, England, almost a decade after the model first went on sale. The plant has built more than 175,000 Leaf cars since it began producing the model in 2013.
Nissan says that its dealers are preparing for the arrival of a new kind of number plate this autumn. The plates are being brought in especially for electric vehicles and have a green flash on the left-hand side to highlight the fact that EVs are emission-free.
It goes without saying that the coronavirus lockdown has been a frustrating time for anyone who likes cars. I’ve spent even more of my time than usual on online car searches and spotted a few electric bargains – pre-registered delivery…
Nissan has revealed the world the all-new Nissan Ariya crossover, marking a new chapter for Nissan electric vehicles. CEO Makoto Uchida and Chief Operating Officer Ashwani Gupta unveiled the Ariya to a global audience during a livestreamed event at the soon-to-open Nissan Pavilion in Yokohama.
Nissan’s Sunderland plant has resumed vehicle production after almost three months, with a new Nissan Juke the first car off the line. Hundreds of hours of preparation have been carried out to ensure the safe return of employees. The company says that every operation across the plant has been rigorously risk assessed to make sure it’s safe, with more than 5,000 processes reviewed to ensure safety at all times.
Nissan has announced a far-reaching plan to close production facilities in Spain and Indonesia, reduce the number of models in its range and boost profitability all at the same time. As the Japanese company revealed its financial results, the worst in twenty years and the first loss since 2009, project Next was unveiled to transform the company.
Nissan says it has futureproofed last-mile delivery operations with the all-new, enlarged and all-electric Nissan e-NV200 XL Voltia van, a conversion of the electric Nissan e-NV200 van.
Nissan has unveiled a new £52m XL press line in its UK manufacturing plant, as preparations ramp up for the next generation Qashqai. The press, which weighs more than 2,000 tonnes and has taken 18 months to install, is part of a £400m investment by Nissan in readiness for the new Qashqai, which will be the third-generation of the pioneering crossover.
Gloucestershire Constabulary has taken delivery of 75 electric vehicles from Nissan, making 21 per cent of its fleet zero-emissions and reducing its CO₂ output by more than 190 tonnes a year. The vehicles include a total of 66 Nissan LEAFs, of…
Nissan has confirmed the all-electric Leaf range will benefit from a new N-TEC limited edition, joining the cross car line N-TEC versions of Micra, Qashqai and X-Trail, which were launched in January. Priced at £32,795 (including the £3,500 Government Grant) the Leaf e+ N-TEC creates a new, more accessible, price point for the higher 62kWh capacity battery drivetrain. Launched in summer 2019, the e+ version of Leaf delivers 214 bhp of power, 251 ft lb of torque and up to 239 miles of range (WLTP combined) on a single charge.